FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

In the Matter of a Complaint by

FINAL DECISION

Lina Murphy,

 

 

Complainants

 

against

 

Docket #FIC 1999-374

Superintendent of Schools, Oxford Public
Schools; Principal, Quaker Farms School,
Oxford Public Schools; and Oxford Public
Schools,

 

 

Respondents

January 26, 2000

 

 

 

 

            The above-captioned matter was scheduled to be heard as a contested case on October 4 and December 13, 1999, at which times the complainant and the respondents appeared in order to present testimony and argument on the complaint.

 

At an informal conference prior to the October 4, 1999 hearing, the respondents furnished to the complainant three records that were responsive to the complainantís request and agreed to request further records on behalf of the complainant from the relevant bus company.

 

At an informal conference prior to the December 13, 1999 hearing, the complainant and the respondents reached the terms of an agreement in resolution of this contested case. The respondents agreed that the bus driver who was the subject of the records request would be transferred to another route upon her return from medical absence to active service. Based upon this representation, the complainant informed the Commission that she wished to withdraw her complaint.

 

            The Commission commends both the complainant and the respondents for working successfully to negotiate a non-litigated settlement of their earlier Freedom of Information differences, and urges them to consider a similar course of conciliation as they attempt to resolve other educational issues not related to the Freedom of Information Act.

 

            The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:

 

            1.  The complaint is hereby dismissed.

Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of

January 26, 2000.

 

 

_________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 


PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.

 

THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:

 

 

Lina Murphy

Four Silano Road

Oxford, CT  06478

 

Superintendent of Schools, Oxford Public Schools; Principal, Quaker Farms School,

Oxford Public Schools; and Oxford Public Schools

c/o Atty. David J. Kelly

Durant, Nichols, Houston, Mitchell & Sheahan, PC

1057 Broad Street, PO Box 351

Bridgeport, CT  06601-0351

 

 

__________________________

Melanie R. Balfour

Acting Clerk of the Commission

 

 

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